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Houston County Sharks Capture 2020 State Varsity Title! First AAASP/GHSA Overtime Game in 23 Year History!

Houston County Sharks Stage an Amazing Comeback in Overtime to Take the 2020 AAASP Wheelchair Basketball Varsity State Final

First Overtime Game in Adapted Sports 23 Year History!

What. A. Game!  The 2020 AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Basketball Varsity State Final was a nailbiter from the start of the 6th quarter on, to set the stage for the first overtime game in Adapted Sports’ 23 year history, Friday afternoon at the Macon Centreplex.  The Houston County Sharks and Henry Hurricanes had competed head to head several times this year – and knew the game would be a close one.  Henry Hurricanes took the lead early, and got to a 17-6 lead up until halftime, but the Houston County Sharks made an unanswered 5 point run in the 4th to set the stage for the nailbiter that was about to take place.

The Houston County Sharks made a “come from behind” run to tie the game to send the game into overtime to beat the Henry Hurricanes 23-22  at the 2020 AAASP Wheelchair Basketball Varsity State Final.  AAASP was proud to be the 3rd game of the day, as part of the GHSA state championship slate Friday.

Congratulations to the Houston County Sharks and the Henry Hurricanes for making history and making it a very exciting match-up.

The Houston County Sharks won their 8th Straight Varsity State Title this year.

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Sharks, Hurricanes Advance to State Varsity Finals!

 

The Houston County Sharks and Henry Hurricanes Advance to the State Finals in Macon this Friday!

The 2020 AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Basketball State Championship is March 6th at 3 pm at the Macon Centreplex! Make your plans to join us there –it’s going to be a great game — look forward to seeing YOU there!  Game starts at 3 PM– be sure to be there early to root on your favorite team!

GHSA/AAASP Wheelchair Basketball State Championship
Macon Centreplex
200 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
AAASP Title Game – 3 PM!

If you are unable to make it, check out the LIVE feed on the NFHS Network — get more details at:

https://www.ghsa.net/ghsa-basketball-state-championships

NFHS Leadership Honored at AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Basketball Championship Game

 

Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Sandy Searcy, Director of Sports for the National Federation of State High School Associations honored during half-time of the 2019 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Basketball Varsity Championship Game in Macon.

A very special moment was captured in Macon last week, when NFHS and GHSA Leadership gathered at the AAASP/GHSA Championship Game.  Pictured in the photo above (L to R) Ernie Yarbrough, Assistant Director of the Georgia High School Association, Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (and the first woman to hold the position), Dr. Robin Hines, Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association and Sandy Searcy, Director of Sports for the National Federation of State High School Associations. GHSA leadership presented  commemorative team autographed game balls to the NFHS leadership during half-time of the 2019 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Basketball Varsity Championship Game, part of the GHSA High School State Basketball Finals at Macon Coliseum, Macon GA (03/08/19).  GHSA and the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) formed an interscholastic alliance in 2001 and partner together to insure GA students with a qualifying physical disability have access to sports in their schools or school district.